The term “Wellness” have been theme of many discussions and concerns. We are in a society that today more than ever recognises the importace of health challenges. And our homes are not away from the specrtum. Is an area of invasion in this matter and is mandatory that should reflect the peace that our minds, bodies and spirit deserves.
‘Wellness’ lifestyle home building is a budding industry. It represents a shift that explicitly puts people’s wellness at the centre of the design, creation and redevelopment of our homes and communities.
‘Wellness lifestyle design’ is defined as proactively designing homes that support the whole health of their residents. Beyond just reacting to “sick buildings,” it involves intentionally building homes that help us enhance our health and wellbeing. Encouraging proactive behaviours and habits that drive wellness. This entails minimising environmental impacts on human health by reducing toxic substance exposure, improving the quality of sleep, reducing stress and promoting earth-friendly practices. The aim is to actively support behaviour changes and healthier lifestyles by encouraging movement, an active lifestyle, mind-body health practices and healthy eating as well as fostering a sense of place, community and belonging, design can encourage social encounters, increase community interactions, and build trust and civic engagement.
In practice wellness can be more than pillows and calm vibes, it also includes fisical features as filtered ‘pure’ air to reduce allergens and pollutants.
And it’s not just bricks and mortar that is changing, there is also a call to bring back multigenerational and diverse neighbourhoods will cater to people seeking communities with a greater mix of ages, life stages, backgrounds and social classes, recognising the growing evidence that social connections in the physical world are essential for our wellbeing, our society and our economy.
Whatever you think of the trend for wellness homes, we know that the way our homes have been built in the last century is reinforcing lifestyles that make us sick, stressed, alienated and unhappy and there needs to be change.
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